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Wild U.S. Hiking Trails That Cannot Be Missed

Travel<p>These epic routes celebrate taking it slow in heart-racing places.<p>When you’re immersed in nature, there’s no such thing as a boring hike. But if you’re looking to discover some unfamiliar terrain, head to one of these five spectacular trails. Each one represents a different version of the …

Hiking

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Havasupai Adventure

An oasis in the desert. A place for you to witness the Grand Canyon walls surrounding you while listening to the sound of rushing water outside your …

6 Reasons You Should Definitely Visit South Dakota

When it comes to the United States, there are definitely certain states that get all the love. Everyone wants to visit California and New...The post …

National Parks

Top 6 Best Air Mattress For Camping On The Market

Top 6 Best Air Mattress For Camping On The Market<p>In order to enjoy every aspect of the camping trip, it’s essential that you are properly energized …

Camping

How to choose your backpack size based on trip length

Choosing the right pack is intimidating. There are so many types, so many options, all sorts of technical aspects that even reading a single tag can …

Backpacking

The 5 Best New Hiking Boots of Winter 2017

A good backpacking trip starts with good footwear. Come prepared with these brand-new hiking boots and shoes.

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

VIDEO: Five Things to Do on Hawaii’s Big Island

Officially named Hawaii, but referred to by most as the Big Island, this is the largest island in the Central Pacific archipelago known as Hawaii. …

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How to Take Care of Your Feet

Use these tried-and-true tips from a professional adventure athlete to keep your feet healthy.<p>Our mistake was textbook. A few miles before our first camp, Gerry mentioned to me that he might have some blisters coming on. We should have known to address them immediately, especially since we'd …

6 Best Road Trips

See granite domes, desert landscapes and rare wildlife on this 1,564-mile adventure. On the way stop at two museums, a really clean one and an artsy …

A Photographer's Guide to Capturing California's Giant Redwoods

Redwoods, weighing in as much as 1.6 million pounds and as tall as 350 feet, are a must-see if visiting California. These giants lie on an easy …

Beginner’s Guide to… Hiking. Oh, the places you’ll go.

Despite the nearly constant rain of the Pacific Northwest, a hike is almost always a good idea. There are so many trees out there, ones that are …

Top Wow Spots of Olympic National Park

Old Big Leaf Maple Trees<p>Moss and really-big-tree enthusiasts love Olympic. This photograph was taken at the Fairholm camping grounds. Visit the Hoh …

National Parks

The World's Most Epic Day Hikes

Adventure<p>These tremendous treks don't require an overnight bag.<p>Every trail offers a fresh adventure, whether you meander along a river, through a forest, or into a valley. With these 10 treks from around the globe, you'll take in views of gorgeous landscapes, challenge your abilities, and see a new …

Easy Backpacking Trips for Beginners

You don't need to be an expert to enjoy these scenic trails.<p>Everyone who has read Cheryl Strayed's <i>Wild</i> has probably envisioned themselves heading out …

Hiking

Trail of Ten Falls Moderate

If asked to describe Silver Falls State Park in one word, I’d call it “wet.” Both misty and mystical, the Trail of Ten Falls packs an unbelievable …

The Yosemite most people never see: 10 dazzling hikes

YOSEMITE — Gazing at the spectacular scenery surrounding Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy reservoir, I can’t help but marvel. Nature has endowed Tuolumne …

Beyond Old Faithful—Here's How to Visit Yellowstone National Park in Just 3 Days

If you have yet to cross Yellowstone National Park off your travel bucket list, allow us to convince you to take an all-American road trip for your …

How to Spend 7 Days in Big Bend National Park (and Why You Should)

If you’ve spent time in the wilderness, you probably think you’ve experienced remoteness. And if you’ve driven through Dallas, you probably think …

National Parks

Vladimir the Cat Has Visited All 59 National Parks

Your cat might be cute, cuddly, and just like you, but is it as adventurous as Vladimir, the cat who's been to a all 59 National Parks? We didn't …

Little-Known National Monument is a Boon for California

Initially, it was the silence of the Carrizo Plain National Monument that drew me to it. It was during the spring of 2006, and every visit since then …

Oil Exploration

Dinosaur National Monument is Hidden Gem of US National Parks

After visiting the diverse landscapes of Dinosaur National Monument once, national parks traveler Mikah Meyer knew he had to come back.<p>In addition to …

A Guide to Camping at the Grand Canyon

Sleeping under the stars deep in the Grand Canyon<p>The National Park Service operates developed campgrounds on the north and south rims of the Grand …

12 Things to Do in Arizona (Yes, Including a Visit to the Grand Canyon)

Arizona often brings to mind cowboy boots, cacti, and the Grand Canyon. Although these are all pretty valid associations with the Western state, …

Nothing but wow moments on this tour of Utah's five national parks

Leave the driving to Austin Adventures on an eight-day exploration of Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion national parks.<p>Moab, Utah, is base camp for two days of hiking in Arches and Canyonlands. An afternoon trek will introduce participants to colorful Capitol Reef, followed by two …

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Best Time to View Sunsets in Arizona

When to capture the famous desert sunsets of Arizona<p>Arizona sunsets are legendary: Technicolor skies blaze behind the silhouette of a towering …

Bow Lake

Bow Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.LocationThe Canadian Rockies are home to some of the most spectacular scenery and breathtaking lakes …

Hiking

Colorado Autumn

Autumn hillside with aspen and spruce trees, Pike-San Isabel NF, CO, USAClaudia and I are in Colorado, chasing the fall color once again. By Colorado …